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soteriology

[suh-teer-ee-ol-uh-jee] /səˌtɪər iˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun, Theology
1.
the doctrine of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; < Greek sōtērí(a) salvation, deliverance (sōtēr- (stem of sōtḗr) deliverer + -ia -y3) + -o- + -logy
Related forms
sotereologic
[suh-teer-ee-uh-loj-ik] /səˌtɪər i əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
sotereological, adjective
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Examples for soteriology
  • The emphasis is on theodicy-the explanation of evil-and soteriology-the theory of personal salvation.
British Dictionary definitions for soteriology

soteriology

/sɒˌtɪərɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
(theol) the doctrine of salvation
Derived Forms
soteriologic (sɒˌtɪərɪəˈlɒdʒɪk), soteriological, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek sōtēria deliverance (from sōtēr a saviour) + -logy
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